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Events

Healthy Relationships Week, February 8-11

February 8-11 is Healthy Relationships Week.  The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center Peer Educators along with the generous support of many campus partners have planned a fun, interesting, educational, inspiring and engaging week of events and activities for the campus community.  Please plan to stop by and engage with us at any or all of the opportunities listed below and help us raise awareness, reduce stigma and save lives.  

 

Tuesday, February 9   

  • Trinity Commons 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM - Stop by and chat with the lovely UMatter and Safe Place team. Learn about your mind and healthy relationships. 
  • Come make Valentines with us and pick up your healthy relationship treat bag!
  • 7:00pm -  UHub - Mardi Gras celebration partnered with Chico Pride and Prime Time Productions.

Agriculture Career/Internship Fair Comes To Chico State, February 17

The 13th Annual Career and Internship Fair sponsored by The California State University, Chico College of Agriculture will once again be held at the University Farm Pavilion on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

The event will take place from 10:00am to 2:00pm and will provide the opportunity for students to network with company representatives in the agriculture field.  Representatives from more than 45 agriculture-related companies will be available to visit with students and discuss employment and internship opportunities. Visit the career fair link on our Web site at Career/Internship Fair to view the companies that are registered.

Students are encouraged to dress professionally and bring resumes. For students needing resume review please stop by the Career Center drop-in advising period from 1- 4 p.m. in SSC 270. 

Undergraduates of all majors from CSU, Chico are welcome to attend. 

For more information contact Melissa Taylor at 530-898-4907 or e-mail at agoutreach@csuchico.edu.

They were good enough for San Fran! Come see our GEOS Undergrad AGU Poster Presentations, Tues 2/9 at 5 p.m.!

The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and The Association of Geological and Environmental Students is beginning its Spring 2016 Seminar Series on Tuesday, February 9th at 5:00pm in AYRS 201.

 

Who:

Gene Lewis, Mark Szymanski, and Sean Nies

Geological and Environmental Sciences, CSU Chico

“GEOS Undergraduate AGU Poster Presentations”

 

Attached is the seminar flyer.

Seminar Series Spring 2016 Schedule

 

When:

Tuesday, February 9th

5:00-6:00 pm

 

Where:

Ayres Hall 201

 

Hope to see you all there!

 

For more information contact the GEOS department office at 530-898-5262 or by email at geos@csuchico.edu.

 

Anthropology Forum!

Title: “Modern Romance: A Look at the Cultural and Biological Role of Love”

Presented By: Dr. Eddie Vela, Dr. Jesse Dizard, Mim Roeder, and Adrienne Scott

Museum of Anthropology Panel

 

Thursday, February 11th , 2015

Ayres Hall 120

4pm

Free Event! Public is Welcome!

Check out this video of Vince Gill - tickets still available to see him in concert at Laxson March 21

Country Music Superstar
Monday, March 21 | 7:30 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium, CSU, Chico
 
 
$75 Premium | $66 General | $64 Senior | $56 Youth
 
 
VINCE GILL
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Since 1990, Gill has won 20 Grammy Awards and 18 CMA Awards. Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
 
 
For more information, or to purchase tickets:
The University Box Office
Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Corner of 3rd & Chestnut Streets
(530) 898-6333
or

 

Free screening - DOPE - 2/19/16

AS Productions and Prime Time Productionsproudly present a FREE screening of the filmDOPE on Friday, February 19, at 7pm in the BMU Auditorium.

DOPE is a coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled gangsters and drugs dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a, only in Los Angeles, gritty adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. 

The film was written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa and starring Shameik Moore, Tony RevoloriKiersey ClemonsKimberly EliseChanel ImanTygaBlake AndersonZoë Kravitz, and A$AP Rocky. The film was produced by Forest Whitaker, executive produced by Pharrell Williams, and co-executive produced by Sean Combs.

FREE and OPEN to all CSU Chico Students, Faculty, & Staff.

For more information or questions, please visit the facebook event page at or contact AS Productions at 898-4459 or Prime Time Productions at 898-6325.

 

 

Information

Free writing tutoring!

Trained, faculty-recommended, and friendly tutors offer help with different writing tasks including essays, research projects, creative writing, and job applications. In a collaborative and supportive environment, tutors offer help with understanding writing goals and requirements, planning and getting started, developing and organizing ideas, and polishing sentences.

 

Face-to-face appointments

One-on-one appointments are available Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm and Friday, 9am-3pm. Drop-ins are welcome, but students are encouraged to make an appointment. Appointments guarantee students 1 hour with a tutor, whereas drop-ins are limited to 30 minutes and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Call or visit the SLC located in SSC 340 for more information. Phone: 530-898-6839.

 

New this semester: Research librarian available on Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Wednesdays 3-4pm!

 

 

Online Writing Assistance

Free online writing assistance is available via the Student Learning Center website. Click here to submit drafts and/or writing-related questions: Online Services. Writing tutors will review and respond to requests in 1-3 business days.  

 

 

Facebook – SLC Writing Center

Like our Facebook page to receive special notices about our services, writing and reading tips, and resources.  

 

Schedule a Study Abroad Presentation!

Greetings from the Chico State Study Abroad Office!

At the beginning of each semester, the Study Abroad Office conducts classroom presentations to promote our various programs. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to give these presentations to your classes. The presentations usually last about 10-15 minutes and we are more than willing to tailor them to your specific class focus.

The study abroad office will be conducting class presentations during the months of February, March, and April.

If you are interested in having Study Abroad present our programs to your classes please send an email to sa_recruit@csuchico.edu with the following information:

•       Date and time

•       Course title and subject

•       Number of students

•       Location of Classroom

•       Is this SMART classroom?

•       Do you want us to focus on a specific major, country, or region or do you prefer something more basic and open-ended?

•       Do you want the 15-minute presentation or the 30 minute deluxe version with culture quiz and prizes?

•       Any other requests?

 

Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon!

Pick “Fresh Pick” for a Fresh Start in 2016

Sure, it’s already February. But it’s still a fairly new year. It’s still not too late to kick-start your personal commitment to health and fitness by signing up for freshly prepared, tasty Fresh Pick take-home dinners from CSU, Chico’s own Center for Healthy Communities (CHC). Count on the CHC’s convenient meal

Recipes are healthy, emphasize fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains—no canned or processed ingredients—which are all important for health. This Thursday at midnight is the deadline to order next week’s meals. Entrees are $9.

Next Tuesday the CHC offers its Thai Chicken Bowl, a delicious combination of roasted chicken breast, quinoa, chopped carrots, roasted peanuts, green onion, edamame, and red and green shredded cabbage finished with creamy coconut sweet chili sauce. Served up Thursday is the new Southwest Salad entrée, a bowl of chili-roasted corn, black beans, baked garnet yams, cherry tomatoes, and crisp purple cabbage dressed with a creamy avocado cilantro-lime dressing and crunchy tortilla strips. For $2 more you can add BBQ chili-lime chicken.

Proceeds from the CHC’s Fresh Pick program help fund administrative costs for Butte County Senior Meals and farm-to-school children’s nutrition education programs in Butte, Glenn, and Tehama Counties. All meals are nutritionally balanced and carefully prepared by student interns and staff under the guidance of CHC’s registered dietitians.

See what’s available through Fresh Pick in coming weeks by visiting the CHC website. For any questions, contact Fresh Pick.

Workshops

Mindsets for Success Workshop

The Meriam Library will be hosting a workshop sponsored by the Student Learning Center and the Meriam Library’s Information Literacy Program on the topic of “Mindsets for Success”. The workshop, led by M.E. Matthews (Mathematics and Statistics) and Kevin Klipfel (Meriam Library), will be held on Thursday February 11 from 4-4:50pm in MLIB 226. All Chico State students are invited to attend.

 

Workshop Description:

A ‘growth’ mindset is the belief that intelligence, talents, and abilities can be developed through strong effort, successful strategies, and feedback and assistance from others.

In this workshop students will identify academic, social, and personal areas where they might be limiting themselves because of perceived lack of ability, and brainstorm strategies and identify resources to support their development in these areas.

For questions about the workshop please contact Kevin Klipfel (kklipfel@csuchico.edu).

 

http://blogs.csuchico.edu/librarynews/2016/02/mindsets-for-success-workshop-announcement/

Google and Beyond: Locating Credible Information For Research Workshop

The Meriam Library will be hosting a workshop sponsored by the Student Learning Center and the Meriam Library’s Information Literacy Program on the topic of “Google and Beyond: Locating Credible Information for Research”. The workshop, led by Jodi Shepherd and Kevin Klipfel of the Meriam Library, will be held on Tuesday February 9 from 4-4:50pm in MLIB 226. All Chico State students are invited to attend.

 

Workshop Description:

Finding credible information and incorporating it into research is an essential skill required for successful college-level work.

In this workshop students will engage in hands-on learning exercises where they will locate and evaluate information for specific purposes within the research process. The workshop will help students think critically about information by having students examine different aspects of the research process and the most appropriate search strategies for those contexts. Specifically, we will look at: What kinds of credible research information are available on Google? When may Google be the best source of credible information for you to use for research? What kinds of credible research information is available through the Chico State library? When is the library the best place to find credible information to use for research?

For questions about the workshop please contact Kevin Klipfel (kklipfel@csuchico.edu).

 

 

 

http://blogs.csuchico.edu/librarynews/2016/02/google-and-beyond-workshop-announcement/

Defensive Driver Training February 10

The CSU Vehicle Use Policy requires that State employees (including student employees) complete Defensive Driver Training every four years in order to drive a State, rental, or privately-owned vehicle, including electric carts, on State business.  In an effort to meet the needs of the Campus, the Department of Environmental Health and Safety is offering Defensive Driver Training every week. 

 

The next course is offered Wednesday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in Meriam Library Studio A.

 

Employees can confirm/the expiration date of their Defensive Driver Training by inquiring at the Environmental Health and Safety website and click on “Defensive Driver Status.”

 

To view the schedule of sessions, time, and location, please visit the Environmental Health and Safety  and click on “Defensive Driver Training Schedule.”

 

At the time of the class, please have with you your valid Driver’s License, your CSU, Chico State ID card, and a pen or pencil for the short quiz at the end of the session.

 

To register for defensive driver training, please log into the new Development and Training System  using your daily user name and password.

  • click on Schedule
  • select the date and time
  • click on Register
  • click on Add to Calendar
  • to close click on Close Window

 

 

 

Free GRE Writing Workshops

Mondays (2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7)

5:30-7:00pm Facilitated by Kevin Crittenden

or

 

Wednesdays (2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9)

12:00-1:30pm Facilitated by Eric Dunk

 

Taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)? Attend weekly workshops, designed to prepare participants for the analytical writing portion of the exam. The workshops will provide an overview of the GRE structure and scoring system, effective test-taking and writing strategies, and timed writing practice in a supportive learning environment.    

Students may sign-up in advance online, but drop-ins are also welcome!

 

Topics*:

Week 1: GRE Overview: In-depth look at prompts and guidelines

Week 2: Test-taking and writing strategies. Review of basic essay structure & theses

Week 3: Tackling the “Argument” essay requirement

Week 4: Tackling the “Issue” essay requirement

 

*Different materials will be covered each week. Students are encouraged to attend all four Monday sessions or all four Wednesday sessions. Contact the Student Learning Center for more information.

 

Student Learning Center

Student Services Center – Room 340

(530)898-6839

            

IT Procurement Review Process

2/11/2016 (Thursday) 1:00-2:30PM

Per CSU Chancellor’s Office policy, accessibility and security reviews are required for all information technology (IT) purchases (hardware, software, and items with a human interface).  In this training, we will walk through the campus IT Procurement Review (ITPR) process. Recently, the ITPR process has moved online to speed reviews and improve communication.  The workshop will review the overall process, online form, and tips for making the process smoother.

Title:

IT Procurement Review Process
(enroll via the DTS)

Dates

January 13, 2016 (Wednesday)
February 11, 2016 (Thursday)

Time

1:00-2:30 PM

Location:

Colusa Hall 100B

Facilitators:

Brooke Banks, Associate Vice Provost for Information Resources
Jeremy Olguin, Program Coordinator, Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)
Sara Rumiano, Director, Procurement & Contract Services

Sponsor:

Information Resources

Who Should go?

Campus employees that are interested in, or responsible for department purchases.  Targeted towards employees who purchase IT products (hardware, software, and items with a human interface).

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

 

Fitness at Work: Perfect Workouts for Busy People

2/17/2016 (Wednesday) 12-1PM

Join us to learn how to become a healthier, happier and more active person.  At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Address the most efficient methods of achieving a healthy weight and fit body despite working in a sedentary job.
  • Discuss strategies of building physical activity and healthy choices into a busy schedule.
  • Attendees will learn what body composition is, how to measure it, and the quickest ways to improve it.
  • Review technology to help track fitness (dailyburn.com, myfitnesspal app, fitbit, NikePlus, etc.)

Title:

Fitness at Work: Perfect Workouts for Busy People
(enroll via the DTS)

Date

February 17, 2016 (Wednesday)

Time

12:00PM – 1:00 PM

Location:

Colusa Hall 100B

Facilitator:

Josh Trout, Chair
Kinesiology Department

Sponsor:

Human Resources Service Center

Who Should go?

Campus employees that are interested in, learning ways on how to become a healthier person.

Please note this workshop has been previously presented under the title:  How to Build a Healthy Body in a Sedentary Job.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

 

Strategies for Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

02/18/2016 (Thursday) 9-11AM

If you are involved in hiring employees, this workshop is for you.  During this overview of unconscious bias and its impact on the hiring process, you will be provided tools and strategies for ensuring that the best candidates apply and are hired for open positions. Time for discussion and opportunities to practice implementing the strategies are included in the workshop.

The workshop will address:

  • Defining unconscious bias
  • Describing why inclusive excellence is an important aspect of many Chico State initiatives
  • Identifying ways that unconscious bias might impact the hiring process from pre-search activities to screening applications to interviewing candidates and conducting reference checks
  • Identifying strategies for avoiding unconscious bias in the hiring process

Title:

Strategies for Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process
(enroll via the DTS) or forward an email to pdev@csuchico.edu

Date & Location

02/18/2016 (Thursday) 9:00AM-11:00AM, Colusa 100B

Facilitators:

Michelle Morris, Faculty Diversity Officer
Beverly Gentry, Manager, Professional Development

Sponsors:

University Diversity Council, Office of the President, Academic Affairs, Human Resources Service Center

Who Should Go?

Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, hiring personnel. Targeted towards faculty and staff search committee chairs, as well as anyone serving on search committees or interested in best practices towards hiring the best candidate for an open position.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6433, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6433.

 

Active Shooter Training: 19 Seconds

02/19/2016 (Friday) 2-4PM

In response to recent requests, the University Police Department will be offering Active Shooter Training: 19 Seconds.  This course provides employees with information on how to best protect themselves in the event of an active shooter on our campus.  “19 Seconds” was designed by the police department at CSU, Fresno specifically for personnel working in academic and educational environments.  This instructor-led course is facilitated by the University Police Department at CSU, Chico.

Title:

Active Shooter Training: 19 Seconds
(enroll via the DTS)

Sessions:

January 14, 2016 (Thursday) 1:00PM-3:00PM
February 19, 2016 (Friday) 2:00PM-4:00PM

Location:

Colusa Hall 100B

Facilitator:

Lieutenant Corinne Beck
CSU, Chico Police Department

Sponsor:

CSU, Chico Police Department

Who Should go?

Campus faculty, staff and managers.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the (DTS), click on the Schedule tab, select he session on the calendar and register.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

 

Confronting Our Biases

2/23/2015 (Tuesday) 9-11AM &
4/11/2016 (Monday) 2-4PM

Confront and challenge the cultural and institutional biases that influence the ways we think, act, and navigate our lives.  We will explore an exercise designed to make visible our invisible prejudices, and learn to empower each of us to build a stronger, more inclusive campus community.

Title:

Confronting Our Biases
(enroll via the DTS)

Sessions:

February 23, 2016 (Tuesday) 9:00AM-11:00AM, Colusa Hall 100A
April 11, 2016 (Monday) 2:00PM-4:00PM, Colusa Hall 100B

Facilitators:

Dr. Robert Jones, Philosophy Department
Evanne O’Donnell, Faculty Affairs
Dylan Saake, Labor Relations
Tray Robinson, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural and Gender Studies

Sponsors:

Faculty Affairs
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Labor Relations

Who Should go?

Campus faculty and staff interested in creating an inclusive environment for all members of our community by discovering our own hidden biases and ways to manage them. Students are welcome as well.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact itss@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

 

Quality Assurance Training for Online Courses with QOLT.

The Chancellor's Office is offering two online courses for CSU faculty to address quality assurance in online teaching as it pertains to Chico State. One course is designed to aid faculty in teaching online using the QOLT rubric as a guide ("Introduction to Teaching Online"). The other course is designed to teach faculty how to use the QOLT rubric to conduct a peer evaluation ("Reviewing Courses Using the QOLT Instrument"). Both course occur during the spring semester (March/April) and are asynchronous. The courses cost $25 to register, but that fee may be refundable when you complete the course. 

 

For further information and registration please visit: 

http://courseredesign.csuprojects.org/wp/qualityassurance/csu-2015-2016-quality-assurance-training/

 

or contact Ben Seipel in the School of Education:(bseipel@mail.csuchico.edu) x6854

 

Wrap n Roll Sushi Workshop - 2/11/16

AS Productions is very happy to announce that Wrap n’ Roll is back! 

First 200 CSU Chico students to come to the BMU Auditorium on Thursday, February 11, will get to experience this awesome sushi workshop. Learn to make sushi and eat your own creation. Plus, it’s FREE! The fun begins at 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:45pm) and must show a valid CSU Chico Wildcat ID Card. This is a VERY popular event, arrive early to secure your spot.

 

For more information or questions, please visit the Facebook event page or contact AS Productions at asprod2@csuchico.edu.

 

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